❑ Session structure
                  ❑ Net session options
                  ❑ Modified games

▪ Today's cricketers, both young and old, without doubt have totally different expectations from their sport than they did as recent as ten years ago.

▪ There are many exciting options available nowadays to share the seemingly ever-decreasing leisure time available.   Some of these are computer/video games, water sports, the perceived high action sports, eg. basketball, football, baseball, etc…

▪ So competition is at a premium and that is why we must look at providing more enjoyable sporting environments, both on and off the field.

▪ One important factor, which attracts us to playing sport, is the satisfaction of success and improvement.   Obtaining small goals and achieving progressively provides great enjoyment and reward.   Because of this our training programs should be directly geared toward constant progression in areas such as skills, physical conditioning and match skills, tactic, etc.

▪ Your biggest challenge as a coach is providing an atmosphere, which continually contains a very positive work rate and is enjoyable.

▪ It is imperative that we do not lose focus of our training objectives.   Cricket training is about preparing your team to give it the best possible opportunity of performing at its optimum level for each contest. Anything you expect them to do in a game you must try and implement at your trainings.



Spend some time pre-season mapping out a season planner and then breaking down the plan and mapping out guidelines for each session is an invaluable exercise.   Of course, many variables may affect the end result of the session, but to have something to work from is the key.

The key is to avoid the monotonous boredom that traditional cricket training in the nets is renowned for.   Too often...